President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to throw out an accusation against the Obama era FBI for potentially spying on his 2016 presidential campaign, stating that if this proves to be true, it’s a scandal “bigger than Watergate.”
Trump didn’t just make this claim willy nilly. In his tweet, he cited National Review contributor Andrew McCarthy, who is the former assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York, who stated it was likely the FBI had some sort of informant embedded in the president’s campaign.
Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT.” Andrew McCarthy says, “There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.” If so, this is bigger than Watergate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2018
Trump quoted McCarthy speaking on Fox News about his latest articles, in which he argued Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson was referring to an FBI spy during Senate Judiciary Committee testimony. Simpson testified that former British intelligence officer Michael Steele told him the bureau had a “human source” in the Trump campaign.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 17, 2018
Trump’s tweets followed a New York Times report about operation “Crossfire Hurricane,” in which the Obama administration’s FBI investigated Trump’s campaign. Mainstream outlets have also been commemorating the one-year anniversary of Mueller’s appointment as special counsel on May 17, 2017.
The special counsel investigation has issued indictments on nine people and three businesses, securing five guilty pleas so far, while a pair of cases is going to criminal trial. But media attention has largely been on the allegation of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Mueller’s latest public moves have involved charging Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort of money laundering and tax fraud from before his time working with Trump’s campaign. Manafort has pled not guilty.
The left is trying desperately to destroy the president and his administration at any possible cost, so the idea they might’ve planted an FBI informant in the middle of his campaign is hardly shocking, especially when you stop and look at all of the corruption that came spilling out of the Obama administration.
This is the same president who did nothing when the IRS attempted to silence his critics by abusing their power to conduct audits, using taxation as a weapon to help achieve political ends.
Seeing this sort of thing continually play out the way it is drives home the point that you can’t trust the mainstream media and many of the folks serving our country in the government.
Source: The Free Beacon
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